July 25, 2011

 Background Papers

 Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:55 a.m. Welcome
  John C. Williams
9:00 a.m. Session 1: Recent developments in oil markets
  Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley
Edgard Habib, Chevron
Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Session 2: What do recent developments in oil markets mean for the economy?
  Robert Hall, Stanford University
Jim Hamilton, UC San Diego
Steven Kopits, Douglas Westwood 
11:45 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Session 3: Are high (and volatile) oil prices here to stay?
Francisco Blanch, BofA Merrill Lynch
Craig Pirrong, University of Houston
Kenneth Singleton, Stanford University 
1:15 p.m. Lunch